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2011-2012 Catalog 
2011-2012 Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

Transfer to Other Colleges

Thousands of RVCC students have transferred their credits to colleges and universities in New Jersey, as well as many out-of-state institutions. During the summer, many students from other schools take advantage of RVCC’s quality, value and accessibility to earn credits toward degree requirements at their home schools.

Transfer is available to RVCC students through a variety of means: articulation agreements, dual admission and degree completion programs with a number of institutions.

For the most up-to-date listing of transfer agreements, please visit the College’s website at www.raritanval.edu. For more information about transfer services available at the College, please refer to the Advising and Counseling Services section of this catalog.

Articulation Agreements with Four-Year Colleges

RVCC students have transferred to hundreds of colleges and universities nationwide. Credits from transfer-designed AA and AS programs generally transfer well to colleges across the country. Although transfer opportunities are definitely not limited to institutions with which the College has formal agreements, these agreements with other institutions further ensure the portability of credits and enhance the transfer prospects of students. Articulation agreements are special arrangements between two colleges to facilitate seamless transfer of students. Some articulation agreements are focused on specialized majors, while others are general agreements involving any major available at a college. For details regarding RVCC arrangements with the following institutions, please contact a transfer counselor.

Albright College (PA)
American University (DC)
Benedict College (SC)
Berkeley College (NJ)
Bloomfield College (NJ)
Caldwell College (NJ)
Capella University (online)
Cedar Crest College (PA)
Centenary College (NJ)
College of St. Elizabeth (NJ)
Cornell University (NY)
Davenport University (MI)
Delaware Valley College (PA)
DeSales University (PA)
DeVry University (NJ)
Drew University (NJ)
Drexel University (PA)
Fairleigh Dickinson University (NJ)
Felician College (NJ)
Georgian Court University (NJ)
John Jay College of Criminal Justice (NY)
Johnson and Wales University (RI)
Jones International University (CO)
Kean University (NJ)
Kings College (PA)
Kutztown University (PA)
Lynn University (FL)
Montclair State University (NJ)
Monmouth University (NJ)
Muhlenberg College (PA)
New Jersey Institute of Technology (NJ)
New York Institute of Technology/Ellis College (NY)
Northwood University (FL)
Palmer College of Chiropractic (IA)
Peirce College (PA)
Pennsylvania College of Technology (PA)
Rider University (NJ)
Rochester Institute of Technology (NY)
Rutgers University (NJ)
Schiller International University (FL)
School of Visual Arts (NY)
Seton Hall University (NJ)
Shippensburg University (PA)
Strayer University (PA)
St. Peter’s College (NJ)
St. Petersburg College (FL)
The College of New Jersey (NJ)
Thomas A. Edison State College (NJ)
Touro University International (CA)
University of Phoenix (AZ)
Upper Iowa University (IA)
Wesley College (DE)
Widener University (PA)

Dual Admission Agreements

RVCC has dual admission agreements with several colleges and universities. The essence of dual admission is that graduates of Raritan Valley Community College are guaranteed admission to the other college or university with junior standing if they have completed the RVCC program appropriate for the major at the four-year school and have achieved the required grade point average. RVCC currently has dual admission agreements with:

Caldwell College
Cedar Crest College
Centenary College
Fairleigh Dickinson University
Kean University
Montclair State University
New Jersey Institute of Technology
Rider University
Rutgers University (dual degree program)
Seton Hall University
Thomas A. Edison State College

To ensure a smooth transfer and to maximize transfer credits, students must work closely with their academic advisor.

For additional information concerning transfer or dual admission, contact the Transfer Services office, (908) 526-1200, extension 8333 or refer to the website.

Degree Pathways Program with Thomas Edison State College

Degree Pathways is a partnership between specific community colleges and Thomas A. Edison State College that builds on the associate degree and allows students to complete up to 80 semester hours of relevant coursework at the community college level on their community college campus. Under this program, students from a wide variety of RVCC majors and programs can continue their education toward a Bachelor of Arts, Bachelor of Science in Business Administration, Bachelor of Science in Human Services, or a Bachelor of Science in Applied Science and Technology.

NJTransfer - A Statewide Transfer System

NJTransfer is a computerized data information system created to facilitate the transfer of students from county colleges to the four-year colleges and universities of New Jersey.

NJTransfer allows students and advisors at the institutions to ascertain the transferability status of any community college course. It indicates whether the course is transferable and, if so, indicates the receiving institution’s equivalent course number. Recommended course selections for each major are also available. For further information, visit www.njtransfer.org.

Transferring Career Program Credits

Although most career programs leading to the A.A.S. Degree at RVCC are primarily designed to prepare graduates for entry-level positions in business, technology and various professions, a significant number of credits in most career programs are also transferable. It is important to check with a transfer counselor for further information on the career programs.

Statewide Transfer Agreement

On September 13, 2007 then Governor Corzine signed into law legislation P.L.2007, Chapter 175 establishing a statewide transfer agreement that provides for the seamless transfer of academic credits from a completed associate of arts or associate of science degree program to a baccalaureate degree program. The law guarantees that the transfer-designed associate degrees (A.A. and A.S.) earned at any of the state’s 19 community colleges “shall be fully transferable and credited as the first two years of a baccalaureate degree program at the four-year public institution of higher education in the State to which a student is admitted.”

The full text of the statewide transfer agreement approved by the transfer legislation can be found on the NJTransfer website.

While the law does not cover the private colleges and universities in New Jersey, many of those institutions have established transfer policies that provide for the transfer with full junior standing for A.A. and A.S. degree holders from NJ community colleges. The law does not provide any guarantees of admission and students must select an appropriate associate degree for their particular major. Students must also fulfill any prerequisite courses required for admission.

Transfer and Career Services

Transfer Services

Transfer information and counseling are available for students planning to continue their education at another college. Students should use the transfer website, www.njtransfer.org, to determine the transfer equivalence of each course, as well as view a listing of recommended transfer courses for each major available at the 34 participating colleges and universities.

Information about transfer workshops, college transfer fairs, transfer articulation agreements, dual admission programs, and other transfer-related events are posted on the Transfer Services website, accessible from the RVCC home page.

Career Services

Career counseling is available to all current students and alumni who wish to clarify their career objectives. The office has a full-time career counselor who provides both individual and group career counseling. Through testing and evaluation, the counselor can help RVCC students identify their skills, interests, and values in order to determine their occupational and educational goals. To make an appointment with the career counselor, call (908) 526-1200, extension 8334. or drop by the office, located in the College Center, room C-116.

Workshops are held throughout the year on selected career topics such as resume writing, interviewing, job search and success skills, occupational focus areas and career decision-making. The counselor  also can assist students with researching career fields. Information on careers, including salary surveys, educational requirements, occupational demand and growth potential, can be accessed in the RVCC Library and on the Career Services web page at  http://www.raritanval.edu/career_serv.  The Career Services web page also houses DISCOVER and FOCUS, interactive, Internet-based self-assessment systems for career and educational planning.

Information about full-time, part-time and seasonal positions is available through the job search counselor who maintains the current online job board where opportunities are posted by area employers. Through RVCC’s partnership with the College Central Network, students can search for a job or internship, as well as post their resume for viewing by potential employers. Additional details can be found on the Career Services website. The job search counselor can be reached by calling (908) 526-1200, extension 8338 or via e-mail at wschnall@raritanval.edu.

Students can receive assistance with resumes, interviewing and job search techniques via online resources or individual appointments.

Information about internship possibilities can be found on the Career Services web page or by calling (908) 526-1200, extension 8437.